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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1957

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 22-Across had "Caananite"; corrected it to "Canaanite."
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,889
Across Down
1. Oriental title. : PASHA
6. Throng. : SWARM
11. Show business immortal. : COHAN
16. Point of land. : SPIT
20. Russian guild. : ARTEL
21. Fuller. : WIDER
22. Canaanite leader. : SISERA
23. Miracle scene. : CANA
24. Arrowsmith's wife. : LEORA
25. Subject of poem by J. R. Lowell. : ALADDINSLAMP
27. Nay sayer. : ANTI
28. Western point of England. : LANDSEND
30. Webster, for example. : SENATOR
31. Forgive. : PARDON
33. Ibsen character. : ASE
34. Cattle: Poet. : KINE
35. St. Philip ___. : NERI
36. Mme. de ___. : STAEL
38. Have bills. : OWE
39. Cassiopeia's make-up. : STARS
41. Mock-ups. : MODELS
43. Tray. : SERVER
45. Nubby fabric. : RATINE
47. Gullets. : MAWS
48. Early planes. : SPADS
50. Soraya's land. : IRAN
52. Dumas character. : ATHOS
53. Move a TV camera. : PAN
54. Aerobee's milieu. : SPACE
55. Harmony. : UNISON
57. Norse goddess. : NORN
58. The horse latitudes. : MARESSEA
61. Llewellyn Thompson's new post. : USSR
63. Python. : BOA
64. Wife of Athamas. : INO
65. Nosegay. : POSY
66. Fold. : PLICATION
68. Source. : FONT
69. R. I. resort city. : NEWPORT
71. Arm of a starfish. : RAY
72. ___ which way. : EVERY
73. "Kettles of fish." : FIXES
74. Marshall's status. : RETIRED
76. Norwegian violinist (1810–1880). : OLEBULL
78. Fictional diner. : SPRAT
81. Clubbed. : MACED
83. Aloof. : ICY
84. Captivates. : ENAMORS
88. Susa was its capital. : ELAM
89. Esteem highly. : REVERENCE
91. Serve. : WAIT
92. Cluster of fibers. : NEP
93. Campus building. : LAB
94. Not new. : USED
95. Stole. : VESTMENT
97. TV name. : DESI
98. Molly's man. : FIBBER
101. B'way term. : LEGIT
103. Pronoun. : ITS
104. Type of actor. : COMIC
105. Channel changer. : DIAL
106. River above Rotterdam. : YSSEL
107. Sawyer and others. : TOMS
109. Plantain. : BANANA
110. Boston. : THEHUB
112. Valuable timber tree of Panama. : ESPAVE
114. Coincide (with). : FITIN
115. Beast. : ASS
117. Venus was here. : MELOS
119. Loop of coiled rope. : FAKE
120. Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
121. Nautical direction: Abbr. : SBE
124. Fiber for hats, chairs, etc. : RAFFIA
126. Union man. : LABORER
128. Gridiron official. : LINESMAN
130. Novel of 1847. : OMOO
131. Chaucerian story. : THECOOKSTALE
134. Revenue. : YIELD
135. Fix firmly. : MOOR
136. Shocking. : HORRID
137. Secy. of Labor, 1948–53. : TOBIN
138. Get out of. : EVADE
139. Movie dog. : ASTA
140. Bobbin. : SPOOL
141. Erect. : ONEND
142. Butterfly. : SATYR
1. Roman tunic. : PALLA
2. Precincts. : AREAS
3. Short distance. : STONESTHROW
4. Pack of camels. : HERD
5. Men of Fairbanks. : ALASKANS
6. "___ Way," by Proust. : SWANNS
7. Dorian Gray's creator. : WILDE
8. Oklahoma city. : ADA
9. Phenomenon of Arctic regions. : REDSNOW
10. Gary Cooper role. : MRDEEDS
11. Primitive tomb of stone. : CIST
12. Fjord and city of Norway. : OSLOS
13. "Land" in a Yeats play. : HEARTSDESIRE
14. Phonograph part. : ARM
15. Sleeper. : NAPPER
16. Mark. : SCAR
17. Mythical source of good and evil. : PANDORASBOX
18. Under one's charge. : INTOW
19. French historian. : TAINE
22. Very slow rate. : SNAILSPACE
26. Concerning. : INRE
29. Dev's land. : EIRE
32. Dark or York. : ALVIN
37. Political monogram. : AES
40. Noun suffix. : TION
41. Bison's pride. : MANE
42. French Lick is one. : SPA
44. "Cap'n ___." : ERI
45. Arrested: Slang. : RANIN
46. Agreed. : ATONE
47. Character in nursery rhyme. : MARY
49. Keenly. : ACUTELY
51. Nemo's meaning. : NOONE
53. Bowling, bridge, etc. : PASTIMES
54. Six: Ital. : SEI
55. Keats' inspiration. : URN
56. Certain ball players. : NATS
58. Ex-pitcher Cooper. : MORT
59. Harrow. : SPADER
60. Roguish. : SLY
62. Subjects of Dr. Carver's experiments. : SOYBEANS
65. Brooke or Field. : POET
67. Plover's cousin. : AVOCET
68. "Bachelor Party," for one. : FILM
70. Nana's pride. : PRAM
71. Falls back. : RECEDES
73. Shallow box for seedlings. : FLAT
75. Popular concert piece since 1928. : RAVELSBOLERO
77. Part of a development. : UNIT
78. Being uniform throughout. : SELF
79. Glaswegian's garb. : PLAID
80. Charm. : RABBITSFOOT
82. A rich cake. : DEVILSFOOD
83. Suffix, in sciences. : ICS
85. Book by E. B. White. : ONEMANSMEAT
86. Plant substance. : RESIN
87. Star in Virgo. : SPICA
89. Capek play. : RUR
90. Trap. : NET
91. Volstead Act's foes. : WETS
96. Siegfried's smith. : MIME
97. Of a gift: Lat. : DONI
99. Scrooge's cry. : BAH
100. See 86 Down. : ELEMI
102. Fit: Slang. : GEE
104. Opalescent gems. : CATSEYES
106. Deborah's "king." : YUL
107. Becomes fond of. : TAKESTO
108. Oil town in East Texas. : OVERTON
109. Well: Fr. : BIEN
111. Shrubs. : HEATHS
113. Area of public land. : PARK
114. Ally. : FRIEND
115. Bouquet. : AROMA
116. Aegean island. : SAMOS
118. Of a bone: Comb. form. : SACRO
120. Tuckered out. : ALLIN
122. Old ___, Colorado peak. : BALDY
123. Finisher. : ENDER
125. Tribunals. : FORA
127. Seethe. : BOIL
129. Hindu deity. : SIVA
132. Jump onto. : HOP
133. Gov. Ribicoff. : ABE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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